How do I install a USB Wifi adapter? [SOLVED}

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How do I install a USB Wifi adapter? [SOLVED}

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I got a US Wifi adapter, but when it shipped, there was no documentation on it, and when I tried to use it the driver manager in 18 had nothing. Thinking I needed a driver for it, I got someone in China to send me a big .rar file with All kinds of stuff on it. What do do with it? Driver manager still doesn't see the USB adapter. Is there some way to use the Linux drivers my Chinese friend sent me? Is there a process to have driver manager install the adapter it doesn't appear to see? How can I do this without messing everything up?
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Have you tried using it? I have one and it needs no driver, it just works.
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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a. Please generate an overview of your system like this (obviously with the adapter plugged in):
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following three commands:

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rfkill list all
and:

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inxi -Nn
and:

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iwconfig
and:

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lsusb
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Here is what happened when I entered those commands:

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river@river-E-4100 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: river-E-4100 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   System: Gateway product: E-4100 v: 4000820
           Mobo: Intel model: D865GLC v: AAC27501-403
           Bios: Intel v: BF86510A.15A.0043.P07.0308011434 date: 08/01/2003
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (pae sse sse2) bmips: 5186
           clock speeds: max: 2593 MHz 1: 2593 MHz 2: 2593 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV350 [Radeon 9550/9600/X1050 Series]
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: ac00 bus-ID: 01:08.0
           IF: enp1s8 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
           usb-ID: 001-002
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 179.9GB (4.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Maxtor_6Y160P0 size: 163.9GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Blade size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 150G used: 6.1G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 18 min Memory: 620.2/2013.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ rfkill list all
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller driver: e100
           IF: enp1s8 state: down mac: 00:07:e9:4b:4e:01
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ iwconfig
wlx0013ef8b110b  IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"guest-wireless"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 74:A0:2F:08:21:63   
          Bit Rate:72.2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=1/100  Signal level=8/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

enp1s8    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

river@river-E-4100 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0781:5567 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Blade
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ 

Bear in mind that I used a tiny USB adapter to actually post all this...
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Which is which? Because you seem to have executed those commands, at least part of them, with two wifi dongles inserted. That confuses the issue big time. :shock:

Please repeat those commands with only the wifi dongle inserted that gives the problem. Afterwards you can make internet connection with the other wifi dongle, in order to post your reply.
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Isn't supported by the kernel from what I can see

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modprobe -c | grep -i 818b
alias pci:v000010ECd0000818Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i* rtl8192ee
alias usb:v10C4p818Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in* cp210x

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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Pjotr's command set: second attempt

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river@river-E-4100 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: river-E-4100 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   System: Gateway product: E-4100 v: 4000820
           Mobo: Intel model: D865GLC v: AAC27501-403
           Bios: Intel v: BF86510A.15A.0043.P07.0308011434 date: 08/01/2003
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (pae sse sse2) bmips: 5186
           clock speeds: max: 2593 MHz 1: 2593 MHz 2: 2593 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV350 [Radeon 9550/9600/X1050 Series]
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
           driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: ac00 bus-ID: 01:08.0
           IF: enp1s8 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 179.9GB (4.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Maxtor_6Y160P0 size: 163.9GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Blade size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 150G used: 6.3G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 0.53GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 185 Uptime: 4:10 Memory: 657.4/2013.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ rfkill list all
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network:   Card: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller driver: e100
           IF: enp1s8 state: down mac: 00:07:e9:4b:4e:01
river@river-E-4100 ~ $ iwconfig
enp1s8    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

river@river-E-4100 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0781:5567 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Blade
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
river@river-E-4100 ~ $
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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OK, try this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... 0bda:818b-
(item 6, right column)
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Re: How do I install a USB Wifi adapter?

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Pjotr's solution works! (I am nominating him for IMMEDIATE Sainthood!)

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